• May. 15, 2018
    On a recent April afternoon, MIT sophomore Francis Wang drove out of the Edgerton Center’s Area 51 garage, took a left on Massachusetts Avenue, a right onto Albany Street, and then a left through the...
  • Apr. 29, 2018
    Which is a better deal: an established, off-the-shelf type of solar panel or a cutting-edge type that delivers more power for a given area but costs more? It turns out that’s far from a simple...
  • Apr. 17, 2018
    The future of the internal combustion engine, with some 2 billion in use in the world today, was a hot topic at last week’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress in Detroit. There,...
  • Apr. 17, 2018
    Eight MIT faculty members are among 213 leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced...
  • Mar. 29, 2018
    Plastics are excellent insulators, meaning they can efficiently trap heat — a quality that can be an advantage in something like a coffee cup sleeve. But this insulating property is less desirable in...
  • Mar. 24, 2018
    A new approach to analyzing and designing new ion conductors — a key component of rechargeable batteries — could accelerate the development of high-energy lithium batteries, and possibly other energy...
  • Mar. 21, 2018
    It seems like getting something for nothing, but you really can get drinkable water right out of the driest of desert air. Even in the most arid places on Earth, there is some moisture in the air,...
  • Mar. 19, 2018
    MIT’s graduate program in engineering has again earned a No. 1 spot in U.S. News and Word Report’s annual rankings, a place it has held since 1990, when the magazine first ranked such programs. The...
  • Feb. 28, 2018
    Two MIT seniors, Jani Adcock and Drew Bent, will be part of this fall’s inaugural class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The fellowship funds the full cost of graduate education at Stanford University....
  • Feb. 27, 2018
    MIT has been honored with 12 No. 1 subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2018. MIT received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Architecture/Built Environment;...
  • Feb. 20, 2018
    In early January 2018, MIT professor John Lienhard opened an unexpected email. A panel of water industry professionals from around the world had ranked him fourth in the Top 25 Global Water Leaders...
  • Feb. 15, 2018
    Four MIT faculty are among the 83 new members and 16 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest...
  • Jan. 15, 2018
    What if you could run your air conditioner not on conventional electricity, but on the sun’s heat during a warm summer’s day? With advancements in thermoelectric technology, this sustainable solution...
  • Jan. 4, 2018
    Using electrodes made of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can significantly improve the performance of devices ranging from capacitors and batteries to water desalination systems. But figuring out the...
  • Dec. 19, 2017
    The worldwide quest by researchers to find better, more efficient materials for tomorrow’s solar panels is usually slow and painstaking. Researchers typically must produce lab samples — which are...
  • Dec. 13, 2017
    Since 2014, the Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grant has supported MIT faculty with innovative and potentially paradigm-shifting research ideas, and this year is no exception: With Bose funding, six...
  • Nov. 27, 2017
    MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into useful fuels for cars, trucks, and planes, as well as into...
  • Nov. 7, 2017
    Today, more than 1.3 billion people are living without regular access to power, including more than 300 million in India and 600 million in sub-Saharan Africa. In these and other developing countries...
  • Oct. 5, 2017
    This October marks 15 years since Amy Smith, a celebrated inventor and educator, founded MIT D-Lab, which works with people around the world to develop practical solutions to global poverty...
  • Sep. 27, 2017
    The wind whipped down Mass Ave. Torrents of rain pelleted the roof of the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. The remnants of Hurricane Jose circled above. Dry inside the Johnson Ice Rink, mechanical...

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